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Hanna-liisa Kirchin

Hanna-liisa Kirchin

Mezzo-Soprano

"Her voice is fascinating: sweet and powerful..."
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«"The most lustrous voice on stage belonged to her love-slave Ruggiero, sung with glowing expression by Hanna-Liisa Kirchin.... Kirchin has a compelling stage presence…."»
The Birmingham post 2016 (2017)
«"The standard of singing was, as always, excellent, but one singer was quite outstanding – Hanna-Liisa Kirchin, a former Jette-Parker finalist, as Ruggiero. The role has some wonderfully expressive arias and Hanna-Liisa Kirchin rose to the occasion with a performance that was both musically and emotionally of the highest order.”»
seen and heard international 2016 (2017)
«"...and with a superb central performance as Orfeo movingly sung and acted by mezzo Hanna-Liisa Kirchin who clearly has a stellar career ahead of her. Her openings cries of “Euridice” were so beautifully sung and controlled that you knew immediately you were in the presence of a completely reliable talent both vocally and dramatically. Orfeo is a central and demanding role and Kirchin never flagged."»
http://playstosee.com/orfeo-ed-euridice/ (2017)
2018Puccini: Madama ButterflyKate Pinkerton
2018Rossini: La CenerentolaTisbe
2018Prokofiev: War and PeaceHélène Bezukhova
2018Prokofiev: War And PeaceHélène Bezukhova
2018Rossini: La CenerentolaTisbe
2017Verdi: La TraviataFlora Bervoix
2017Gluck: Orfeo ed EuridiceOrfeo
2017Handel: PartenopeArsace
2016Handel: AlcinaRuggiero
2016Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestWowkle
2016Cimarosa: Il matrimonio segretoFidalma
2015Rossini: Petite Messe SolennelleAlto
2015Mozart: RequiemAlto
2014Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38Angel
2013Britten: Paul BunyanMoppet
2013Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Alto
2012Handel: SerseSerse
2012Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patriaPenelope
2010Bizet: CarmenMercédès
2010Offenbach: La belle HélèneBacchis

Bio

British mezzo soprano Hanna-Liisa Kirchin is a recent alumnus of the National Opera Studio and studies with soprano Nelly Miricioiu. She is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and ENO's Opera Works. 
During the 2018/19 season she will sing Kate Pinkerton for Iford Arts, and is an 2018 Iford Arts New Generation Artist. She will cover the roles of Tisbe (La Cenerentola) and Helene (War & Peace) for Welsh National Opera, and Varvara (Katya Kabanova) for Scottish Opera.
The 2017/18 season included Flora in a new production of La Traviata with Nederlandse Reisopera, The Mayor's Wife in Janacek's Jenufa with Grange Park Opera, Orfeo in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice with Longborough Festival Opera, and covering the role of Arsace in Handel's Partenope at English National Opera.
In the 2016 season she made an international debut as Fidalma Il Matrimonio Segreto - in a coproduction between Dutch National Opera, De Nederlandse Reis Opera and Opera Zuid - , and UK debuts as Wowkle La Fanciulla Del West with Grange Park Opera, and Ruggiero Alcina with Longborough Festival Opera.
2015 included the World Premiere of Nigel Osborne's "Bosnian Voices" with the critically acclaimed Liverpool Philharmonic 10/10 ensemble, and an appearance at the Oxford Lieder Festival.
Awards have included the Miriam Licette Scholarship (Help Musicians UK), the RNCM Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize and an Opera Awards Foundation Bursary. She was a finalist in the Jette Parker Young Artist auditions at Covent Garden in 2014 and 2015, and a 2015 Les Azuriales Young Artist.
Previously, roles include Cenerentola La Cenerentola, Sesto La Clemenza di Tito, Mercedes Carmen, Mrs Herring Albert Herring, Xerxes Xerxes, Penelope Il ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria, and Masha Paradise Moscow, Old Nog Tarka the Otter Buxton Festival Opera, 3rd Wild Goose/Poppet Paul Bunyan British Youth Opera and Ensemble Orfeo Bayerische Staatsoper.



 



















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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Janáček: Kát'a Kabanová Varvara 1 week Scottish Opera 2019
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Kate Pinkerton 1 week Iford Arts 2018
Rossini: La Cenerentola Tisbe No Welsh National Opera 2018
Prokofiev: War and Peace Hélène Bezukhova No Welsh National Opera 2018
Prokofiev: War And Peace Hélène Bezukhova Immediately Welsh National Opera Cardiff 2018

Awards

Elizabeth harwood memorial prize
2018
opera awards bursary
2018